The BEST episodes of Nitro Circus

Every episode of Nitro Circus ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Nitro Circus!

Travis Pastrana is an experienced motocross racer. He is famous for the following quote: 'I've got the willingness and stupidity to try anything. If I think it's even remotely possible, I'll do it.' Along with his less experienced friends, Travis tries insane stunts on various vehicles and in various terrains, often attempting jumps and flips over the 'foam pit' in his backyard or crazy...

Last Updated: 2/11/2024Network: MTVStatus: Ended
Hell Compound
249 votes

#1 - Hell Compound

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/1/2009

Back home in the Maryland compound, Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus crew break out some toys of all shapes and horsepower to create new stunts and sports. From racing big wheels downhill to launching pit bikes off trampolines to attempting the first ever back flip in a monster truck, they drive, jump, and crash everything they can get their hands on.

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Lake Medina
311 votes

#2 - Lake Medina

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/15/2009

Back home in the Maryland compound, Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus crew break out some toys of all shapes and horsepower to create new stunts and sports. From racing big wheels downhill to launching pit bikes off trampolines to attempting the first ever back flip in a monster truck, they drive, jump, and crash everything they can get their hands on.

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Hydro Circus
184 votes

#3 - Hydro Circus

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/3/2009

The group heads to Havasu, AZ., taking a break from preparing for the X-Games in order to have some fun.

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Nitro Circus Circus
202 votes

#4 - Nitro Circus Circus

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/8/2009

The Nitro crew head to the circus where Tommy performs with his elephant twin, and Andy flies over the big top.

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Home Sweet Home
237 votes

#5 - Home Sweet Home

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/8/2009

The crew head back to the Utah birthplace of Nitro Circus, using the familiar rugged terrain to ride, race and wreck everything they can get their hands on. They redefine the ancient Roman chariot race with a new kind of horse-power. Then they handcraft their own motor homes to race on a figure-eight track and Streetbike Tommy crashes a Rock Crawler. Basically the cast creates some homecoming mayhem, Nitro-style.

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Welcome to Pastranaland
406 votes

#6 - Welcome to Pastranaland

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/8/2009

The inaugural episode of Nitro Circus explodes at Travis Pastrana’s Maryland compound, where the cast takes one-upmanship to spectacular new heights. From Travis’s chute-less jump from an airplane to nemesis Andy Bell’s record-setting big wheel back flip, this crew rejects all boundaries while reinventing action sports, one episode at a time.

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Nitro Ut-Opia
127 votes

#7 - Nitro Ut-Opia

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/15/2009

A base jump is attempted from atop a 600-foot high bridge.

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No Right Churn
185 votes

#8 - No Right Churn

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/24/2009

The Circus travels to the home of Bam Margera and Chad Kagy attempts a mega ramp.

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Nitro Winter Wonderland
207 votes

#9 - Nitro Winter Wonderland

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/19/2009

It’s a Nitro-style winter wonderland, as three Circus cast members make a trip to the hospital! DC Shoes owner Ken Block, invites the crew to come out and play at his DC Mountain Lab in Utah. Whether they’re leaping out of helicopters on inner tubes, launching themselves across a semi-frozen pond in animal costumes with pro BMX legend, TJ Laven, or flipping snowmobiles over a seventy-five foot gap with X Games gold medalist, Heath Frisby, the action is as extreme as the weather.

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Las Vegas
223 votes

#10 - Las Vegas

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/22/2009

For the Nitro Circus crew there is zero down time in Sin City. When they’re not launching motorcycles 100-feet plus in the desert or heaving themselves off a 52-story casino on the Strip, they’re thinking of other ways to wreak some good old fashion havoc. And it’s not just their own lives they’re gambling with; the cast goes big with T.J. Lavin and brings Bam Margera to tears.

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Epic Pass/Epic Fail
151 votes

#11 - Epic Pass/Epic Fail

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/22/2009

The cast discusses stunts and misfires from the season.

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Go Big or Go Foam
160 votes

#12 - Go Big or Go Foam

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/10/2009

The Circus is joined by BMX legend Mat Hoffman and Angels pitcher Ervin Santana for some California stunts that run the go-big gamut: the cast gets launched 100 feet into the air as human cannonballs, Street Bike Tommy dives 50 feet into a monster...

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Mud and Guts
182 votes

#13 - Mud and Guts

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/1/2009

The crew heads down to North Carolina to visit Dennis ``Grave Digger'' Anderson's monster truck mud park. Elsewhere, Andy Bell takes a violent spill.

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Nitro City
215 votes

#14 - Nitro City

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/27/2009

Travis Pastrana and his daredevil crew head to Los Angeles, where SWAT instructors will shoot them with tasers. Also, the team will do back flips between two buildings which are 75-feet apart.

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The Circus Heads West
274 votes

#15 - The Circus Heads West

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/15/2009

Longtime friend and pro FMX rider, Ronnie Renner, invites the Nitro crew to his California ranch, where newfound friend and show producer, Johnny Knoxville, is waiting to play a little bull croquet. In between all the madness, the cast find time to drop in on their friend, Rob Dyrdek, at his fantasy factory. After the factory, the cast get back to what they do best: a spectacular chaos crossover involving five motorcycles, a cab, a mountain bike, and a high-powered trophy truck.

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183 votes

#16 - Panamania

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/5/2009

The Nitro crew crank up the heat in Panama as they turn this tropical paradise into their own extreme play land. Travis, Roner, and Scott Palmer hurl themselves off a construction crane perched atop the tallest building in Central America. Back at the hotel, Travis and Jim hydro-skim a motorcycle across a crowded pool. Then it’s deep into the jungles of Panama where the Nitro crew brings motocross to a group of young native villagers. Panamania breaks out when the crew put an inflatable blob in the Panama Canal and use it to rocket Jolene to ear-popping heights. Fill it up again!

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Jamaican Me Crazy
183 votes

#17 - Jamaican Me Crazy

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/26/2009

The season 1 finale finds the crew heads to Jamaica to meet up with the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team. Later, a stunt is attempted which involves a 40-foot cliff.

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Guinness Book
214 votes

#18 - Guinness Book

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/22/2009

The Nitro crew team up with the Guinness Book of World Records to either crush existing records or make their own. From Jolene Van Vugt’s motorcycle back flip to Streetbike Tommy’s distance attempt on a lawnmower to Jim De Champ’s sport-changing front flip on a motorcycle, the Circus goes big to set a mind-blowing number of Guinness World Records.

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Southern Discomfort
211 votes

#19 - Southern Discomfort

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/17/2009

The Circus travels to the East Coast.

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Puerto Rico
180 votes

#20 - Puerto Rico

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/12/2009

Travis heads back to his Puerto Rican roots to meet up with motocross legend and mentor, Gary Bailey. While there, the Nitro Crew embrace the island’s diverse landscape when they go for a Caribbean surf session and hit a dirt track set in the dense tropical jungle with their friend and motocross rider, Tara Geiger. Jim tries a two-wheel stunt that goes terribly wrong for another cast member while Jolene, Jeremy, and Tommy find themselves in a dance battle with the competitors of America’s Best Dance Crew.

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Hollywood Nitro
181 votes

#21 - Hollywood Nitro

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/29/2009

The Nitro crew find themselves in the heart of Hollywood with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s stunt double. Their first feat: riding inside a massive steel ball of death and attempting to back flip over it. They then meet up with friend Johnny Knoxville, and convince him to get back on a bike for the first time since Travis broke his penis. In true Nitro style, they proceed to terrorize another Jackass star, Steve-O, who discovers he is deathly afraid of motorcycles. They also meet up with acting icon, Gary Coleman, who joins them in a heart-stopping action sequence that’s sure to end in disaster.

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